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Efficient and Selective Al-Catalyzed Alcohol Oxidation via Oppenauer Chemistry

Christopher R. Graves, Bi-Shun Zeng, and SonBinh T. Nguyen*

*Department of Chemistry and Institute for Environmental Catalysis, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3113, Email: stnnorthwestern.edu

C. R. Graves, B.-S. Zeng, S. T. Nguyen, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 12596-12597.

DOI: 10.1021/ja063842s (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

A highly active and selective Al-based catalytic Oppenauer oxidation allows quantitative and selective oxidations of a variety of benzylic, propargylic, allylic, and aliphatic primary and secondary alcohols using nitrobenzaldehyde derivatives as the oxidant and simple aluminum compounds as precatalysts.

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Key Words

Oppenauer Oxidation, Ketones, Aldehydes


ID: J48-Y2006-3140